International Photodynamic Association

Welcome to the International Photodynamic Association (IPA) home page. The IPA was founded in 1986 and its membership consists of the most prominent international clinicians and scientists involved in performing and researching photodynamic therapy (PDT) and photodiagnosis (PD). The purpose of the IPA is promote the study of diagnosis and treatment using light and photosensitisers, to disseminate such information to the members of the IPA, the medical community and to the general public.

The IPA organises an International Congress every two years which is a unique opportunity to sum up research activities in the clinical and basic research aspects of PDT. This website is hosted by IPA Secretary General, Dr Alison Curnow, Peninsula Medical School. We hope that you will find it a useful resource for your PDT and PD activities and welcome comments and contributions being sent to